D Chaloner and Son



Tim Chaloner first started with a taxi service in the 1920's running services between the village of Moss and Wrexham. In 1929 he purchased his first bus a Dennis 20 seater. On occasions Tim would be assisted by his brother Samuel as conductor. Change of buses occurred a number of times but the firm remained a one bus operation until the war when in 1943 a second vehicle was operated. Unfortunately Tim died in 1946 (at the age of 46) and the business continued with Doris, Tim's wife, employing a driver and she acted as conductress. Tim's son Edward joined the business and the name of the firm became D Chaloner and Son. At one stage the fleet grew to 3 vehicles. By the end of 1962 the fleet reduced to a single vehicle which remained the case for the duration of the business. Edward was the principal driver with his sister Iris being the conductress. Doris died in 1978. The business continued to operate the same service to Moss and Summerhill from Wrexham until April 2003 when the bus and service was taken over by GHA Coaches.

The table below gives a list of all recorded vehicles known to have been with this operator.  I am indebted to David Donati for his dedicated work in compiling this data and enabling me to present it.

In the right hand column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle.  The photo will open in a new window. Links in capital letters suggest the vehcile is seen when with the operator.

The column 'Pre HISTORY' shows information about the vehicle before joining the fleet including any re-registrations.  The column 'Post HISTORY' shows information about when the vehicle left the fleet and any known information of the subsequent history after the vehicle left the fleet.

For those who would wish to see the chassis and body numbers - these are to be found by clicking the tab at the bottom of the table.

Any suggested corrections or comments would be very welcome - please contact me using the 'how to contact me page'

© David Donati & Ron Hughes - any reproduction should give credit to the originator and may require permission